Power Tools for Technical Communication:
Chapter 14 Quiz


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  1. Explain why application letters and resumes are essentially persuasive.

  2. Explain the difference between application letters and resumes, in particular the different roles they play.

  3. Explain the difference between application letters and cover letters. Which one is the focus of Chapter 14?

    What is Chapter 14's name for the brief, bulleted-list summary of a job applicant's most important qualifications, located toward the top of a resume? Explain why it is useful.

  4. You can present your background in two separate sections, one for employment and another for education. Describe another way to present background information in a resume.

  5. Explain the difference between a standard print resume and a scannable resume.

  6. Describe what Chapter 14 asserts should be included in the first paragraph of an application letter.

  7. Explain what's wrong with saying something like "I am very team-oriented" or "I work well under pressure" in an application letter.

  8. Explain what's wrong with saying something like "I currently manage a customer-support group with high throughput of customer calls" in an application letter.

  9. Ordinarily, what is the objective of the application letter and resume?

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